Corie Moe, She/Her
Associate Director, Nevada Wolf Shop
I grew up in Carson City, Nevada with both parents and my brother. I spent lots of time crafting with my mother, going on family road trips, camping, and I always made my studies my number one priority. Growing up we talked about college and that was always the plan, though I wasn’t sure what I wanted to major in even as a freshman. I was interested in working as a fashion merchandise buyer (which ironically I assist with in my current position at the Wolf Shop! ), however, that major was not available at UNR. By my second year, I declared my major in Business Marketing. During my education, I was a recruiter for Target Stores for management positions. I also worked for Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering in the recruitment and retention department. Upon graduation, I worked for Target as a manager, then went to Mexico to teach English for a year. After returning to the USA, I returned to my management position at Target and eventually came back to campus to the Nevada Wolf Shop, where I’ve been working for almost six years.
- B.S. Business Administration, Marketing, University of Nevada, Reno
- Associate Director, Nevada Wolf Shop, University of Nevada Reno, August 2012 to present
- Manager, Target, January 2009 to August 2012
- English Teacher, Leon Guanajuato, January 2010 to December 2012
Awards & Activities
- Student Services Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee, 2013-2014
- California Association of College Stores Committee, 2013
- Plant-based diet coaching
- Fundraiser through social media to support displaced orangutans in Borneo by selling homemade vegan cakes
- I enjoy nature, cooking, baking and, yoga
When are you the happiest?
I’m the happiest when I’m reading books and signing to my son in the evenings.
What is the last book you read?
I’m currently reading “Alkaline Plant Based Diet: Reversing disease and saving the planet with an alkaline based diet” and recently read “The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, and Space”.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Anywhere by the ocean. Being by the sea makes my spirit feel the most alive.
Describe one experience you’ve had where you took a huge leap of faith.
When my brother and I were on our flight home after a visit to Cancun, I told him, I’m going to go come live here. Three months later I left for my teach abroad job in Leon, Guanajuato. Best decision ever! I got to travel with students, colleagues, and friends and have been to so many places in the country. I also met my husband while I was there.
When have you seen your tenacity or resilience really pay off in a professional setting? What was the outcome?
My onboarding process at the university was challenging for me. I had various responsibilities given to me all at once. I had to learn a new culture, the store software, supervise student staff, and learn how campus operates to name a few. There were times where I second guessed myself, however, I’m glad I was resilient and persistent in learning my new responsibilities and building campus relationships. I now have many relationships with people on campus and within my department and it has been rewarding to see these change and develop over time.
If you were to tell one person “Thank You” for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?
I’d like to thank my mother. She passed away when I was in high school. She raised me to be independent, which gave me strength after her passing.
What is one important skill every person should have?
Compassion. No one really knows what people have gone through or are going through in life, so it’s important to be caring and try our best to be kind to one another.
If you were to start a company from scratch, what values would you build it on?
Compassion, sustainability, and support.
This interview is part of a series entitled Our Division. Our Stories. that seeks to highlight some of the outstanding members of the Division of Student Services at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more information, please contact the Student Services Development and Engagement Committee.